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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bainimarama's brother-in-law scores new post

Francis Kean, the brother-in-law of Frank Bainimarama, has landed on his feet again.

Kean, who was charged with murder but convicted of manslaughter in 2007, has been today named as acting permanent secretary for the Ministry of Works, Public Transport and Public Utilities.

The announcement was made by the Public Service Commission chairman, Josefa Serulagilagi, who raved about Kean's skills. He said the naval commander had "leadership qualities and wide experience in the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces and the Civil Service."  

Nothing was said about Kean being charged with the murder of salesman, John Whippy, in 2006 at the wedding reception for Whippy's nephew Samuel, who had married Kean's niece, Ateca Bainimarama. John Whippy died after being kicked and punched by Kean, who controversially served a short time in prison for the crime.

Kean steps into the acting permanent secretary for the Ministry of Works, Transport and Public Utilities because Cama Tuiloma has been appointed Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil.

Another soldier, RFMF Lieutenant Tiale Vuiyasawa, was also today named today as acting chief of protocol with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Footnote: Talking about family moves, a source says the budget for the Director of Sports has been diverted to Frank Bainimarama's office. The source says the diversion was a special request from the illegal PM's Office for Ministry of Youth and Sports - to pay for his family's airfares to this month's South Pacific Games in New Caledonia. The Bainimarama clan all attended the Netball world club in Singapore recently at an estimated cost of $40,000 to the Fiji taxpayer.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

He was released on CSO on medical grounds approved by illegal AG.

Kill once can kill many times and anytime and anyone.

Mafi..USA said...

Vast experience in the civil service??? what other civil service post has Kean held apart from being illegal comd of the Navy????
There are other experienced and career civil servants who has been over looked over all these promotions by the illegal regime. I wonder if they still pass their Regular Fitness Level tests required by the FMF.
This has been a low blow to all the career civil servants who has worked tirelessly in all the ministries which the Military has taken over. Isn't this another coup by the military in the civil service??? They have overthrown the govt, and now taking over the civil service.
What a shsme...
To Kean, you are a murderer and your brother-in-law is a dictator.
Come your day you will two will from a choir in Naboro.
Oportunist and Dictator family.....
Your days are numbered....

mark manning said...

Scraping the bottom of the barrel now !
Or should I say, bilge ?

Shameful Fiji said...

It's so disappointing! I know illegal PM JVB reads this blog-site so are his Military goons and the illegal PS this illegal government has installed in various ministries as Viliame Naupoto, Mason, the rightfully demoted Neumi Leweni, etc. and now JVB's brother-in-law Francis Kean the Murderer.

JVB - What else do you want from Fiji? Your people in Government right now so unproductive that they are living off the scraps of performance and dproductivity of career civil servants who are actually doing the work for them...THIS IS THE TRUTH.

Now you are putting another unproductive person in your brother in law to sit st that PS position and be just a figure head earning huge salaries for doing nothing...

WHAT A SHAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Is this side-move a demotion for his failure to take full watch of the Fiji archipelago allowing the Tongan Navy to infiltrate and picked up RUM or what??

Anonymous said...

Cmmdr Kean is the only qualified Captain Naval Officer. He is the only naval Cmmdr whose got a Foreign Going Master from the Australian Maritime University.

Anonymous said...

Kean you cant do this ,dont you feel ashamed of riding on BAIS bandwagon,your bro in law,keans are not suckers ,come on kai,not mandua of eating from your sisters plate

Anonymous said...

He looks like humpty dumpty......he is amurderer and he will fall off the wall soon and the bainikhaiyum shamimi regim will try and put him together again......and they will fail to do so.

sara'ssista said...

@Anon ...which naturally makes him just perfect for the public service role above who?? Did you miss the manslaughter bit ??? The military cronyism and perceptions of nepotism ?? Croz would say, again nothing to see here, all is well. just par for the course. {
All above board}. Can't wait for the justification.

sara'ssista said...

@Anon ...which naturally makes him just perfect for the public service role above who?? Did you miss the manslaughter bit ??? The military cronyism and perceptions of nepotism ?? Croz would say, again nothing to see here, all is well. just par for the course. {
All above board}. Can't wait for the justification.

Anonymous said...

@ANONYMOUS 9.11PM......SO WHAT? ME POLA???

WHAT DOES THE FOREIGN GOING MASTER FROM AMU RELATE TO THIS NEW POSTING???

THIS IS NEPOTISM.

MATAMUNI NA MATAIVALU NI VITI NI WILIKA TIKO QO...IKO!...RAI TU MAI QO~~!!!....

E RATOU SA LAVETI IRATOU CAKE TIKO GA VAKAVUVALE...O IKO???...O IRA NA WEKAMU, ENA YSANA NEI TAMAMU KEI TINAMU,................ERA SOTAVA TIKO NA DREDRE BALETA NA NOMU VEITOKONI VAKAMATABOKO!

Anonymous said...

liar frank said no military people will benefit from 2006 coup.
what is all this frank.
jobs for family and supporters.
people were quick to point fingers at mpc for hiring rajen.
where is justice now.
frank/ask have f fiji now.
people have to stand up now or shut up.
dont blame any other race guys.
fiji for fijians.let fight and win it back for our people.

Anonymous said...

Bainimarama said no military officer will benefit from the coup.
Here we see him lying again.
Everydsay we wake up to another lie.
Another abuse of office.
Another corrupt appointment.
Another disrespect of the hard-working civil servants.
Another misuse of money that is supposed to be used for the education of the children of Fiji or for its health services.

All the more reason why the ILO should impose sanction on Fiji.
All the more reason why the UN should stop employing Fiji soldiers.

Do you representatives of the UN, do you have any moral conscience at all?
You are intelligent enough to understand the ramification of Bainimarama's actions and yet out of your own selfishness or fear you allow him to continue.

So please step in and apply financial and trade sanctions..... before we descend to a civil war and that is not going to be pretty.


-Valataka na Dina.

Anonymous said...

At one time, a lesser criminal charge would automatically throw you out of the civil service.

This guy has murdered (yes murdered!!!) and he's elevated to Acting PS level???

And if he has graduated from the Aus Maritime Uni then what the hell is he doing as PS of a Ministry?

Give him a ship to look for beacons!!!

Military goon said...

This a quote from the dailies "Public Service Commission Chairman Josefa Serulagilagi said Commander Kean has leadership qualities and wide experience in the RFMF and the civil service."
Can the PSC illegal chairman prove those leadership qualities:
1)A man convicted of murder/manslaughter as he was on of the top navy command...
2)A man who can not and did not sense the Tongan navy in Fiji waters
3)A man that changed 3 totally different work within 3/4 years.
And the last question....who wrote your speech.......another illegal personnel?
Can tell by your uplifting sentences without confidence

Anonymous said...

Why on earth was a criminal appointed in the first place? Pharkin hell,what are you lamusone Fijians gona do about it? Well you are good at moaning so pharkin moan all you like, in the meantime Vuaka and his close family and friends are making lots and lots of money. I'M DISGUSTED!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey!!!! na gone dau qalo qo rau.

Anonymous said...

There are people already positioned within the Ministry of Works who hold relevant degrees from overseas Unis and Masters in Bussiness/Admin backed by 20-30yrs experience in the field of work covered by the Works Ministry and are carreer civil servants.Era sa na i vakarawa ni-ka tu beka ga.God bless their soul...YAULE!!Seruilagilagi sa tamu mei vina leqwa na lemu masia koto e qwala tavu na baiya.Qaraunia vina koto,e i lala me kavociko leqwa.QI KWAYA BOTO!!!.

TURUKAWA said...

Nepotism is favoritism granted to relatives or friends regardless of merit


Nepotism is a common accusation in politics when the relative of a powerful figure ascends to similar power seemingly without appropriate qualifications.

AN WE HAVE FINALLY SEEN THE BEST HAPPENING RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW IN FIJI!!

HEY FRANK I AM RELATED TO YOU ON OUR 5TH GREAT GRANMAS SIDE<CAN YOU GIVE ME A JOB AS YOUR DRIVER???


I thought that we only see this in other countries nad other dictator govt rule by the military like Burma..but it's here now for good unless we put a stop to it.

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous 3.31pm.

Yes, some countries do appoint criminals in their upper echelon of their Govt even on diplomatic postings e.g. Iran & North.Sudan with their identity concealed as much as possible. They become operatives of state-organised crimes and illegal activities in their department.

Anonymous said...

Serulagilagi is a disgrace to us kai Tailevus. Talk about 'masi polo'!!!!
Oi, Tailevu [Serulagilagi], sa rauta mada na tabetabe, o sa yalowai mai. Yalovinaka, lesu i na koro bokala!!!!

Anonymous said...

By the way, has big brother Meli been accepted by the Court of Saint James and is now in London as the regime's [certainly NOT Fiji's] ambassador?
Heard sweet bugger all about it!!!!

Anonymous said...

To Serulagilagi - Have you considered re-employing ex-civil servants who have been convicted of lesser charges?? All the name of the so called 'Yellow Ribbon' bull.
It is very, very obvious that not only are you people being selective, but the directive is and the appointment is coming from the Vore himself!!
A typical example happened at the Lautoka wharf recently, when he told the Commissioner Western ' Dou vaqara e dua na nomudou Roko Tui Ba vou - o Roko e sa na laki Liuliu ni Veitarogi Vanua". [Start looking for a new Roko Tui Ba - the present Roko is to be the next NLC Commissioner.]
With these kinds of comments, do we really need to ask as to who is really doing the appointments??
Come on Serulagilagi - enough is enough!!!!

Baiya said...

Kean was one of those students at Marist that were always at the end of the class....in terms of intelligence and achievements. Just ask any of his class mates!
It is no wonder that state of the country Fiji is in right now...run by a bunch of under achievers.

Anonymous said...

1987 ARMIES APPOINTED ITS PEOPLE .WHAT HAPPEN NBF CLOSED DOWN.MARINE SHIP YARD/NATCO/OTHER GOVT DEPTS GONE.
THIS TIME FNPF GONE.
NOW FRANK WANT TO APPOINT HIS MATES TO CIVIL SERVICES TO HOLD ON TO POWER.
FIJI IS IN HUGE DEBT 5 BILLION GO CK IMF WEBSITE.
NOW WANT TO USE SPORT DEPT FUNDS TO TAKE HIS FAMILY TO SPG.
WHAT THE F HE THINKS THATS HIS FATHERS DOLLARS.
TIME FOR ACTION GUYS.NO MORE LAMU .TIME TO FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY.
RAJESH

Anonymous said...

Good on you Commdr Kean. I think you deserve that PS post well. With the services you have done to the Navy and Civil Service you are well qualified than anyone esle in that Ministry. Mr Kean just a reminder to monitor the FIMSA Dept with bribes and corruption by the Surveyors receiving thousands on Chinese & Korean Fishing Vessels; let alone Tuna being hand delivered.

Anonymous said...

Firstly Kean is a murderer. Secondly, what Civil Service experience does he have? He used to be the 'Tail-end-Charlie" during exams at Marist. So to Anon above, kua soti mada na tabetabe tiko, sona levu!!

Anonymous said...

TO ALL THE ARMY OFFICERS!!!

You can see what BAINIVORE and family are doing for Fiji... For how long you will wait before reacting? May be you're comfortable with you hefty takehome pay...and forgetting the average people. Remember your true purpose and roles... where are the BATILEKA and BATIBALAVU???...

Anonymous said...

Wats wrong with that. Kean is the right mahn.

Koi Waimaro said...

Anon August 18 @ 10.49

Yes Bainimarama is still strong on his words. Yes no military officers are benefitting now, only the government and the people.

The service these couragous and hardworking officers are committing themselves to is now reflected on the benefits and progress Fiji is achieving.

At least the world now understands that Military Officers are the best political leaders any country could have.

Take the other counries around the world who were raised from the ashes of destructions created by the politicians, and the military officer come Prime Ministers and Presidents were the great men who raised from these ashes.

Australian, Tongans and NZ military officers, you can also takeover from your politicians.

If Fiji and Isreal military offices can, so can you.

Viva la Military Officers.....Forward for success.

May God Bless Fiji.


Koi Waimaro